gavage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French gavage, from gaver (to stuff or cram)

Noun[edit]

gavage (uncountable)

  1. A process of force-feeding a goose for foie gras
  2. A process of force-feeding cattle for veal
  3. (medicine) Feeding by means of a tube passed into the stomach

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

gavage (third-person singular simple present gavages, present participle gavaging, simple past and past participle gavaged)

  1. To stuff or glut with something
    • 2009, January 8, “Mike Albo”, in Of-the-Moment, Yet So Five Months Ago[1]:
      If the Panic of '08 had never happened, and the city kept gavaging itself on luxury, there would be plenty of other delis transformed into purple-colored dandy stores like this one.

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

gavage m (plural gavages)

  1. gavage (all senses)

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